Red

2002 W.H. Smith Cabernet Sauvignon Bronze Label

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain
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  • twain Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 16, 2015 - Good old-tasting stuff, nose full of library books; leather, tannins ready to let loose like old bindings, fruit holding on for its dear life. Probably past prime by 2 years but very enjoyable. Would buy more if I could, spent it's life in Bill Smith's cellar and a mere day or two in mine.

  • Billigan wrote: 90 points

    December 25, 2011 - Served Christmas day with beef tenderloin, and it paired very nicely. Its maturity: the slight browning on the rim, melted tannins, and soft, aged feel on the mouth was a big surprise. That's not a knock though, as the wine showed classic Cali cab typicity, albeit a little one-dimensional, in a polished, food-friendly package. Very enjoyable Christmas wine.

  • woodwardcellar wrote: 89 points

    June 18, 2011 - Rich, tannins fully melted. Great with lamb chops. It was perfectly ready to go.

  • woodwardcellar wrote: 89 points

    January 9, 2010 - Good, dark fruit in this. It definitely can use some time in the decanter before consumption.

  • popquizkid wrote: 89 points

    March 15, 2007 - Double decanted. Restrained nose upon opening. Lots of earth and leather. As this remained open the fruit began to come to the front. Finish still a little awkward but still a very interesting drink.I suspect another 2 years in the cellar would benfit this. Low alcohol and light body for a California cab--a refreshing change.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer W.H. Smith
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Bronze Label
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Howell Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 79 (63%)
  • Consumed 47 (37%)

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